MoH inks deal for 3 new gym packages

29 Aug
Minister of Health YB Pehin Dato Hj Adanan (2nd R) witnessing the exchange of documents between Goh Kiat Chun (Wu Chun) of Fitness Zone (2nd L) and Director General of the MoH Dr Zainal Hj Yahya (R) during the signing ceremony yesterday.

Minister of Health YB Pehin Dato Hj Adanan (2nd R) witnessing the exchange of documents between Goh Kiat Chun (Wu Chun) of Fitness Zone (2nd L) and Director General of the MoH Dr Zainal Hj Yahya (R) during the signing ceremony yesterday.

MEMBERS of the public registered with the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Lifestyle Clinic are being offered preferential rates for different packages at Fitness Zone.

The ministry’s staff will also be able to sign up to one of the three packages on offer. Fitness Zone will also continue to hold programmes for the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, a free walk-in clinic at the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) designed to help Bruneians lose weight.

Umi Salmah, a fitness expert from the centre, said the two-hour sessions, which were launched in 2011, are usually conducted at the HPC by a Fitness Zone instructor and involve aerobics and weight training.

“Most of our clients at the Health Lifestyle Clinic are members of the public who need help managing their weight who come through our free walk-in, but we do get referrals from doctors as well,” Umi said.

Of the 165 people who completed the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic in 2012, 90 managed to lose weight, while 43 per cent met the programme’s objectives of a 5 to 10 per cent loss in bodyweight.

The Healthy Lifestyle Clinic is a weight-loss programme which promotes healthy food, physical exercise and a positive mental mindset. The programme aims reduce bodyweight by one to two kilos or 5 to 10 per cent in 12 weeks.

Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Md Yusof was present as guest of honour at the signing ceremony. The agreement between the ministry and Fitness Zone will last a year.

Director General of the MoH Dr Zainal Hj Yahya signed on behalf of the ministry, while Fitness Zone was represented by the managing director of Fitness Zone, Citadel Alfaro. The signing was witnessed by Goh Kiat Chun (Wu Chun) and Acting Head of the HPC Dr James Lee Moh Kiang.

Source: The Brunei Times

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